Govern to Grow

Stronger Boards is a comprehensive online 10 module course offering high value governance education at a low-cost price to meet the budgets of micro to medium Not-for-Profits in Australia.

Stronger Boards will provide you with comprehensive governance education and allows you to study at your own pace, as well as compare your learnings with fellow Board/Committee members.

Your Board members can do the course at the same time or as each new member joins the Board. It is designed for those first-time members of Boards to those with more experience.

Stronger Boards offers you:

  • Access to complete a module a day or a week or a month. It is up to you based on your Board team and what is happening in your life.
  • A course designed to create a common level of understanding and a structure to apply what you have learnt to your Board meetings.
  • Real life examples, tools, techniques, and resources to address the needs and hopes of your organisation now and into the future.
  • 4 modules on how to govern well by understanding your Board roles and responsibilities, managing the board, understanding risk, finance, and asset management.
  • 3 modules on how to lead with strength, creating a positive culture, working better as a team, identifying individual strengths and harnessing differences.
  • 3 modules on how to grow your organisation with quality services and activities, multiple revenue streams and a strong reputation with powerful communication.
  • A simple assessment for each module to reinforce your learning.
  • A Participant Handbook to refer to when you want to.
  • A Certificate of Participation

As a Board member your role can be immensely rewarding when you experience the practice of leadership, the results of what a purposeful team can produce and the positive impact your organisation makes.

Now is the time that we need to step up and contribute to rebuilding our communities.

  1. Roles and responsibilities of Board members and Executive
  2. Board Position Descriptions
  3. Recruiting New Board Members
  4. Inducting New Board Members
  5. Succession planning
  6. Keeping your Board fresh
  1. Policies and Procedures – Governance and organisational
  2. Separating the Roles of Board and Staff
  3. Managing Effective Meetings
  4. Board Meeting Administration
  5. Documents and Record Keeping
  6. Improving Use of Technology
  7. Reporting and Accountability
  8. Board Review
  1. Compliance for Not-for-profits
  2. Adhere to Not-for-Profit Requirements
  3. Governing Rules and its use
  4. Standard laws to comply with
  5. How to comply with Funding and Other Agreements
  6. What Insurance your Organisation Needs
  7. Understanding Risk management and steps to follow
  8. How to Plan for Business Continuity
  1. Financial sustainability
  2. Financial Management
  3. Financial Record Keeping
  4. Cash vs Accrual Accounting
  5. Set, Finalise and Monitor your Budget
  6. How to read financial reports: Balance Sheet, Monthly P&L and Cash flow
  7. Dealing with tax
  8. Financial Reporting and Annual Financial Report
  9. Asset Records and Management
  10. Solvency
  1. What is a Not-for-profit?
  2. The Australian Not-for-profit Sector
  3. Set your Organisation’s Direction with Strategic Thinking
  4. Creating a Strategic Plan
  5. Use the Annual or Business plan
  6. Approve and review plans
  7. The United Nations Global Goal(s)
  1. Positive Organisational culture
  2. Your organisation’s values
  3. Understanding ethical behaviour
  4. Board behaviour and conduct
  5. Commitment of a Board member
  6. Competence of a Board member
  7. Character of a Board member
  8. Conflicts of interest
  1. Innovation and Strategic Decision-Making
  2. Board Composition for Innovation
  3. Team Dynamics
  4. Using a Strengths-based Approach
  5. Dealing with Conflict Positively
  6. Board Workplans
  7.  Delegating Actions with Subgroups
  1. Overseeing Organisational Performance
  2. Understanding Your Client or Member Needs and Goals
  3. Support Quality Services or Activities
  4. Ensure Resources are Managed Properly
  5. Improving the support to your people
  6. Monitoring, Measuring, Evaluating and Review
  7. Managing Revenue Raising Resources and Relationships
  1. Abundance mindset
  2. Seven Revenue Streams
  3. Seeking Resources in Unexpected Places
  4. How to Choose the Best Revenue Streams
  5. Developing a Revenue Raising Plan
  6. Board Roles and Responsibilities
  7. Managing Revenue Raising Resources and Relationships
  1. Protecting your Organisation’s Reputation
  2. Strengthen your Reputation with Your Brand
  3. Creating a Framework to Engage Stakeholders
  4. Step 1 Identify and Prioritise Stakeholders
  5. Step2: Engaging and Growing Your Stakeholders
  6. Step 3: Managing your Stakeholder Relationships
  7. Step 4: Communicating with your Stakeholders
  8. Using Communication Strategies